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Un forum de discussion sur les politiques, les pratiques, et les services de santé aux centres de santé communautaire ainsi que les stratégies de plaidoyer axé sur l'expansion de l`accès aux CSC de langue française partout au Canada.
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The vast majority of CHCs in Canada offer most of their services in English but a growing number offer services in other languages. How does your CHC evaluate needs for services in other languages? Staffing? Programming? Do you simply take the same programmes and have a bilingual staff person translate them, or just speak in ...
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What are some of the keys to success in building and maintaining a strong, collaborative primary care team within a Community Health Centre? What are some of the obstacles? Do you have tips and ideas for working to overcome barriers? ...
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EMR adoption and meaningful use is an ongoing journey. The article Disruptive Technology and Healthcare Transformation at http://www.knhub.ca/downloads/ms_8598.pdf looks at what might be on the horizon. Here are some of the things I took away from this article. 1) What the author is describing, at least from a technological standpoint is by no means pie-in-the-sky ...
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Hi all, From time to time, our CHC is the recipient of a grant that allows us to run a short-term program. The last time that this occurred, we decided to run a weekly walking group for 6 months, and toward the end of the funding, the group was well-attended. However, attendance was sparse in ...
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MACH Communications
The Manitoba Association of Community Health has developed a new “Community Health 101” tool, with examples from Manitoba Community Health Centres. The tool is intended to help the public and policy makers better understand the core attributes and multi-sector approach of CHCs. The tool is available at: http://www.machmb.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/CommunityHealth101_Final.pdf We invite you to also visit the MACH ...
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Hello, I am reaching out to get input from Community Health Centres across Canada on your policies, guidance documents and other tools related to Trauma-Violence Informed Care. For the past year I have been representing the Canadian Association of Community Health Centres and Canadian CHCs on a national project called VEGA (Violence Evidence Guidance Action), ...
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Earlier this year (2016), CACHC produced a report entitled "Building the Pan-Canadian Community Health Centres’ Health Promotion Community of Practice: Moving to Action". The synthesis report is available in the KNhub's CHC Resource Directory at www.cachc.ca/knhub/chcresources/entry/2599. It identifies six (6) key issues in health promotion practice at CHCs that emerged through key informant interviews, online ...
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Hello! I've spoken to a number of different CHCs about how they come to understand their community's needs. Some Boards are really tapped in to community needs on the ground and so they can identify new services that should be offered. In other cases, it's based on the needs that are justified by numbers and ...
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In addition to the CHC Perspectives post on our occupational therapy work for HIV+ clients at Nine Circles Community Health Centre, here is a presentation from the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists conference in 2012 ...
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On November 18-19 2016, Health Canada and the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care hosted a national opioid conference and summit.  You can see the presentations here: http://video.isilive.ca/hcsc/2016-11-18/english.html. I would particularly recommend the keynote by David Juurlink as an excellent primer in the history and current drivers of the opioid crisis in Canada. I ...
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It would be valuable to connect and share ideas with one another for content and community engagement. Our username is @wellfortCHS http://instagram.com/wellfortchs ...
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L'ACCSC et la Société santé en français élaborent une boîte à outils pour les communautés francophones qui veulent bâtir un nouveau CSC en prenant des meilleures pratiques de partout au Canada. Avez-vous des suggestions pour ces communautés basées sur votre expérience? ...
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